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WordPower

Words have power. Fact. We live in an age where anyone can say anything and be believed. An age where fact checking is only reliable if it aligns with your beliefs. 1,257 more words

Books

Beautiful Anonymous

I love a good podcast. I even made a list of my favourites here. And some people told me they found that list useful. So here’s a new recommendation. 118 more words

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Episode of the day: "In Defense of Ignorance"

Listen to “In Defense of Ignorance”

Podcast: This American Life (Episode 585)

“Some things in life are better not to know about. And sometimes there can be a benefit to not knowing. 75 more words

Episode Of The Day

#9: Bonnie Raitt - 'I Can't Make You Love Me' (1991)

Nashville-based songwriter Mike Reid was thumbing through a local paper when a story caught his eye. A man was arrested after getting drunk and shooting holes in his ex-girlfriend’s car, which is the Southern version of the “final nail in the coffin” analogy. 522 more words

200 Sad Songs

in defense of those who 'feel too much'

A doctor once told me I feel too much. I said, so does god. that’s why you can see the grand canyon from the moon. – Andrea Gibson…
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Prose

Blood and Blogging

My week so far has been fairly uneventful. Though it is only Tuesday so what else can be expected?

I say uneventful but I did almost pass out yesterday after bending my thumbnail back half way down the nail bed, and after seeing the blood I lost consciousness for a few seconds and then could hear nothing but ringing in my ears for about a minute. 558 more words

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The Trouble With Getting Sober Young

Did you catch that episode of This American Life about the girl who got sober at 14? As she tells it, she has memories of filching wine at 5 and pouring a big glass of tequila at 9 and becoming an AA poster child shortly after completing a month of rehab at 13. 458 more words

Sobriety